Sunset Semi-Private - Adonis
We depart from Athinios Port at 14:30 and we’ll cruise by the abandoned pumice stone mines and the old port of Santorini (under Fira town), mainly to allow for some great pictures to be taken. Then we continue towards Santorini’s Geo-park Nea Kameni.
Arrival at the Nea Kameni volcano is scheduled at 15:00 and those who choose to do so can visit Santorini’s youngest, still active, volcano. Eugene, our host, will join you on your hike, providing you with a deeper understanding of the type of volcano Santorini really is and how the caldera was formed. Near the summit fumaroles are still emitting sulphuric gasses and temperatures at the surface exceed 90°C (194°F).
The views from the volcano’s summit are absolutely breathtaking, offering a 360° view all around. It is quite a hike, so please come prepared, do not forget comfortable hiking shoes, sunscreen, and a hat. . After approximate 1 hour and 30 we will return aboard the Adonis (depending on weather conditions and the guest that make up our group, we adapt, ensuring everybody’s safety and comfort).
Guests, that would rather not visit the volcano, can opt to stay aboard the Adonis and cruise to one of the secluded Bays of Nea Kameni , for a refreshing dip in the waters. In case of any cardio-vascular or respiratory diseases it is not recommended to partake in this part of the excursion.
At 16:30 we will reunite our group of passengers and head towards the hydro thermal springs of the Nea Kameni volcano, better known as the Hot Springs. We’re scheduled to reach the Hot Springs at 17:00. We’ll have one hour to our disposal to enjoy the springs, where temperatures can reach a delightful 56°C (132°F). We will provide transfer by dinghy for those would rather not swim the distance from the boat to the actual springs, as we cannot enter the springs by boat, due to the shallower waters there. Keep in mind that jewelry might tarnish, because of the high sulphide environment found at the springs. Do not forget a towel and preferably wear a dark bathing suit as the mud stains can be quite hard to wash out of your light colored swimming gear. In case of any cardio-vascular or respiratory diseases it is not recommended to partake in this part of the excursion.
At 18:00 we depart and quickly pass from the warm springs of Palea Kameni, not to swim, as they are much less warm, but we will pass by because its picturesque setup makes for great photos. We will then make our way to the northern part of Santorini, alongside the cliffs perched with idyllic whitewashed villages. We would like to show you to northern most port of the island, Amoudi. With its red cliffs, on which we find Oia (Ia), known for its sunset and architecture. Then it’s off to Thirassia, the lovely little sister-island of Santorini. We’ll moor in the crystal clear waters at Korfos Bay (Thirassia) with its restaurants down at the waterside and its amazing views from the cliffs. It’s the undiscovered part of Santorini. We will have the opportunity for a quick dip in the sea, until dinner is served aboard the Adonis.
At 18:45 we leave Thirassia and enjoy some sailing as we head into the sunset, enjoying a proper glass of wine, good company and romantic music… Make sure to carry something warm along, to cover yourselves after the sunset, as it tends to get chilly once the sun has set…
After the sunset we return to Athinios Port, where we will be met by our drivers for a save return to your place of accommodation.
Sites of Interest
The main port of Santorini, situated approximately 10 kilometres from the capital Fira and 23km from Oia, at the bottom of the caldera.
Athinios is connected to the capital and other villages by buses running in coordination with the timetable of boat arrivals and departures.
The port is surrounded by steep cliffs. The ride to their top takes place on the winding road and it’s an adventure itself.
A small uninhabited island of volcanic origin situated just off the coast off Santorini. The island has many active sulphur vents contributing to the healing benefits of thermal waters which attract many tourists.
Visitors coming here also for another attraction - climbing on a gravel path to reach the top of the volcano’s crater.
Thermal waters near Nea Kameni and Palea Kameni, two small islands of volcanic origin just off the coast of Santorini.
The water there is warm and has yellow tint which indicates the presence of sulphur compounds known for its healing benefits.
You can only reach the place by boat and then you get off to swim around.
The small island near Santorini, was once a part of Santorini until the volcanic eruption around 1500 B.C. broke the island into many pieces.
Its capital is called Thirassia or Manolas. Korfos is the port of Manolas, with traditional tavernas down at the waterside.
The harbour welcomes plenty of day-trip tourists coming to Thirassia from Santorini.